Tuesday, August 26, 2008

cheesy face

Belly at 19 weeks

The Girls and baby

Minnie Mouse


Sorry I haven't written in a while. We have been super busy, but at the same time there is not too much new to tell. Avery is basically potty trained. We even go out in public to the restrooms. She has an occasional accident, but very few. She has not gone potty at daycare or while we are at church yet. She I guess just holds it because she does not have an accident she just doesn't go. We are anxiously awaiting Sept. 2 when we find out whether we are having a boy or girl. Avery says she is having a "baby sister" but I think she says that because she is a big sister. I asked her today if her baby sister was going to be a boy or a girl and she said boy. We will see. Not too much to really talk about. Avery is just growing everyday. She does the funniest things. She loves the Little Mermaid movie and we left it at Nonee and Popee's house so when we went there she immediatley wanted to watch it. Chris and I took her to Apple Swim and Fitness. She finally got to go down the slide. All summer she wanted to go down the slide but I told her daddy had to be with us. Chris went with us the other day and she immediatly wanted to go down the slide. Chris wanted to get used to the water. I looked at him and said "she has literally been waiting all summer for this" so he took her. She loved it. I wish I could have vidoed it. We are doing great. I think we are starting to wind down from the summer. Chris got a motorcycle. It scares me to death, but I have to put my trust in God. I am trying to be the supportive wife, but it is hard. I know Chris is a good driver it just still scares me. Well I will try to keep better updates. Oh I am definitly feeling the baby move and he or she moves a lot, much more than Avery ever did. I love being able to feel the baby move it is one of the most amazing feeling. and right now it is not strong enough to hurt.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Potty Training Diaries

So Avery is right under 2 1/2 and with a new baby on the way I have been anxiously waiting Avery to show signs of interest in potty training. A few months prior to this she was showing interest and I was extremly excited thinking that we were going to be out of diapers soon. She showed me. She went from sitting ont the potty, occasionally going, and telling me when she needed a diaper on. That all came to a scretching hault when one day she decided she was not going to sit on the potty any more. Nothing I did tempted her to get back on so I backed off it. Then she even stopped telling me when she needed to go. We went back to diapers. I think that we offered the diapers too much still so she decided it was easier to have the diapers on then worrying about when to go. A few months older now Avery still did not want to. Even when I would change her she would immediatly want the diaper on. 2 weeks ago I was sitting in her room and had just changed and just decided that we were going to completly take away diapers and just see what happens. She was not happy about it at first. Now she seems to be doing really well. We still have to work on going potty when we are outside our house. I am not holding my breath but I am hopeful that we may have a diaper break before then next baby gets here.